25t x 9t is pretty common for bmx gearing now - smaller cog in front to prevent hitting things, smaller cog in back to keep gear ratio relatively high. Unlike mtb, the priority is usually to going quickly over a short distance with higher torque. With the stock cassette ring in back on the banshee, gearing might wind up too low to reduce the chainring much.
The other difference in bmx geometry is a steeper heat tube angle.
For other options, the Fit Misfit was what we went with - quality is on par with the Cult and price is similar, but there are some small differences in geometry between them and IMO Fit has tended to offer cooler color options.